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Lymphoedema of the right leg. View of the swollen right leg (left) of an 80-year-old male patient affected by lymphoedema - localised fluid retention caused by a compromised lymphatic system. Lymph vessels carry lymph fluid round the body and are also part of the immune system. Lymphoedema may be inherited or caused by injury to the lymph vessels.
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